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Lake Geneva Area Schools

Community Report Volume 27 Issue 1

August, 2016

In this issue: Bus Schedule School Calendar Policies & Notices Community Education & More New Strategic Plan Charts Course First Day of School for 2016-2017 School Year and Beyond Grades 5K-9 September 1, 2016 By Dr. James Gottinger Superintendent Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year. I sincerely hope all of you had a fantastic summer and are prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that a new school year presents. May this prove to be the best school year yet for our students, parents, and community members. The 2016-2017 school year will see the district focused on implementing our new strategic plan. Strategic planning is the process we use for systems’

improvement. We all have high hopes that our new plan will bring great educational opportunities for the students in our schools. The spring of 2016 saw fifty-six students, parents, community members, staff, administrators, and board members come together as a planning team to develop a multi-year Strategic Plan to guide the direction of our school districts for the next three to four years. That plan was adopted by our boards of education in June. The 2016-2017 school year will see a con-

certed effort to implement the tenets of that plan. The planning team reviewed districts’ mission, beliefs, and parameters and then developed strategies and objectives to move the educational system forward to better meet the needs of our students and community. The following four core strategies organize our continuous improvement work of the system and at the school level over the long term. Our core strategies are further defined and supported by strategic ob-

Summer Enrichment Hits the Trails

SUMMER ENRICHMENT . . . This trio was of students were among those who took part in Mountain Biking during the 2016 Summer Enrichment program. Olivia Levitt, Ava and Lucy Pether took part in the class which introduced students to biking safety while exploring the bike trails in nearby Big Foot Beach State Park. Summer Enrichment spanned the four weeks between June 13 and July 8 this year, with a morning and afternoon session each week, offering numerous opportunities for students to explore, learn, and develop skills. See more photos from Summer Enrichment on page 17.

Grades 10-12 September 2, 2016

Badger High School Lake Geneva Middle School Central-Denison Elementary Eastview Elementary Star Center Elementary jectives. We will focus on key performance objectives each year within these identified areas in order to meet our system’s mission, beliefs, and parameters. The four core strategies are: 1. Develop the Whole Learner 2. Promote Community Engagement 3. Develop and Retain Exceptional Staff 4. Enhance Quality Facilities and Resource Strategic objectives w e re t h e n d e v e l op e d around those four strategies to provide specificity to the plan. Those strategic objectives are: 1. Develop the Whole Learner Improve student achievement through enhanced curriculum offerings, individualized learning, and balanced growth of the whole learner.

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2. Promote Community Engagement Brand our districts as outstanding by crafting a communication and marketing plan that engages our community and best serves our students and families. 3. Develop and Retain Exceptional Staff Advance growth and leadership opportunities through ongoing, targeted professional development. 4. Enhance Quality Facilities and Resources Ensure and implement the use of cuttingedge resources and effective technology The planning team met over a period of two evenings and an entire day to develop the plan. The team analyzed data and trends and discussed the strengths, areas of concern, Con nued on page 5

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Lake Geneva Schools Community Report - Aug. 2016  

Published every August a few weeks before the start of the new school year, the Lake Geneva Area Schools shares its annual Community Report...

Lake Geneva Schools Community Report - Aug. 2016  

Published every August a few weeks before the start of the new school year, the Lake Geneva Area Schools shares its annual Community Report...

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